• Playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie Ryan Miller to step up game

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Apr 16, 2014
    Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas. Miller came to the St. For the Blues to prevail against the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup of 100-point teams, coach Ken Hitchcock says they'll need standout play from goalie Ryan Miller. St. Suddenly the Blues were done and left to watch the Kings reach the conference final. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs. They're hoping to get everyone on a lengthy injury list back sometime in the first round of the playoffs against the rival Chicago Blackhawks, and help Miller again be the cool, calm save machine they assumed they'd acquired. For captain David Backes, the aftermath of the six-game elimination provided a bad juxtaposition while watching the Kings go far or the Chicago Blackhawks win the Cup.
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